Just like the simulations is a quote from the 2005 Star Wars: Battlefront II videogame, said by a clone trooper.
The phrase is used both as a singular catchphrase, as well as a reaction image, combined with a screen capture of a clone, to signify that an event transpiring in reality resembles those transpiring in a virtual simulation.
Star Wars: Battlefront II was released on November 1st, 2005.
It is in this game, that the line was uttered by the clone troopers, voiced by Dave Boat.
The meme depicts a clone trooper running across the Geonosis map, paired with the caption “just like the simulations”.
The first case of the image macro was uploaded to the r/prequelmemes subreddit on January 31st, 2017, by RealBaller21.
In the following years, the meme grew popular on Reddit, appearing on a variety of subreddits, ranging from r/PrequelMemes to r/dankmemes to r/StarWarsBattlefront, when,
in 2018, it would be recreated with the freshly released Star Wars: Battlefront 2 game.
It would also appear on Twitter, in once case referencing the Flex Tape meme.
- Fandom – Star Wars Memes Archive
- Cheezburger – Classic ‘Battlefront’ Memes That Are ‘Just Like The Simulations’